professional advisory board

part of the team

guiding us towards better health

The membership of the NKFI Professional Advisory Board (PAB) is comprised of Illinois' leading nephrologists, researchers, advocates, physicians, academics, and allied health professionals. The board works with NKFI leadership, and contributes to the foundation's community programs, research priorities, educational efforts, public policy development, and strategic planning.

 

The clinical and regional expertise of the Professional Advisory Board is invaluable to the NKFI. With their guidance, we continue to forge froward, purse our mission, and build new and innovative patient service programs that benefit the thousands of Illinois patients and families affected by kidney disease.

 

become a member

be our partner in progress

In addition to contributing to the work of the NKFI, Professional Advisory Board members enjoy the support and camaraderie of a special community of like-minded peers, and often benefit from unique networking opportunities.  

 

Physician members of the Professional Advisory Board pay an annual fee of $150. Allied healthcare professionals (nurses, techs, dietitians, social workers, etc) pay an annual fee of $75. Fellows, medical residents and students interested in joining the PAB are offered complimentary memberships.

 

Specific membership benefits include:

 

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Ready to help patients and communities, and join the NKFI in our fight?

more information

 

To learn more about membership in the NKFI Professional Advisory Board, please contact the NKFI's Director of Programs, Rachel DePauw.

 

email: rdepauw@nkfi.org

phone: (312) 321 - 1500  x 258

executive committee

  • Suneel Udani, MD | Chair, Nephrology Associates of Northern Indiana and Illinois

  • Shubhada Ahya, MD | Immediate Past Chair, Northwestern University Medicine

  • Sanjeev Akkina, MD | Research Chair, Loyola University Medical Center

  • Kristin Uebel, MBA, MM, HEA, BSN, RN, CNN | Chair, Illinois Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians, Cook County Health

  • Renee Fung, RD, LDN | Chair, Illinois Council on Renal Nutrition, Concerto Renal Services

  • Shauna Phillips, LCSW | Chair, Illinois Council of Nephrology Social Workers, Fresenius

  • Benjamin Ko, MD University of Chicago

  • Stephen Korbet, MD Rush University Medical Center

  • Veeda Landeras, MD Associates in Nephrology

  • Claudia Lora, MD University of Illinois Health

  • Tammy Poma, NP University of Chicago Medicine

  • Madhav Rao, MD Associates in Nephrology

  • Ana Ricardo, MD, MPH, MS | University of Illinois Health

  • Kavitha Vellanki, MD Loyola University Medical Center

 

current PAB members

meet our allies in the fight

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Title
Hospital
Language(s)
Address
Address Line 2
City
Phone
Email Text
Aarthi Vijaykumar, MD
Nephrology Associates Of Northern Illinois and Indiana
1710 North Randall Road
Elgin, IL
Amitabha Mitra, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 South Des Plaines Street
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Anand Ramadorai, MD
Associates in Nephrology
Anca Zegrean, MD
Associates in Nephrology
Andres Serrano, MD
Mt Sinai Hospital
1500 S. Fairfield Ave
Chicago, IL
Andrew J Aronson, MD, MPH, MBA
Retired
5000 S Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL
773-209-7277
pedneph@gmail.com
Anil K Bidani, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
Ann Engelmann, RN
Independent
7424 Ute Lane
Palos Heights, IL
Ann Hostetter, LCSW
100 Tower Dr Ste 236
Burr Ridge, IL
April Kennedy, MD
Associates in Nephrology
930 E 42nd Pl
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Arnold Berns, MD
Nephrology
1453 Waverly Road
Highland Park, IL
Ashley La MD
University Of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL
Azza Suleiman, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Benjamin Ko, MD
University Of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
Bharathi Reddy, MD
University Of Chicago
5841, S. Maryland Avenue, Suit
Chicago, IL
Bhuvan Chawla, MD
Sun Health Dialysis
2121 Oneida St
Joliet, IL
Bogdan Dreylo, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2608 W. Addison
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Celia Chretien, APN
UIC, Retired
661 Tall Grass Dr
Bolingbrook, IL
312-399-7184
celiachretien34@gmail.com
Charlene Vollmer, RN, BSN, BC
78 Cottonwood Dr
Chatham, IL
Chirag Patel, MD, FASN
Associates in Nephrology
1550 N NW Hwy
Ste 303
Park Ridge, IL
847-294-5160
Christine Yzumbek, MSW
Fresenius Medical Care
9160 West 159th
Orland Park, IL
Clark McClurkin, MD
Associates in Nephrology
9730 South Western Ave
Suite 326
Evergreen Park, IL
312-654-2720
Constantine Delis, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Daniel Kniaz, MD
Associates in Nephrology
621 S Skokie Ln South
Glencoe, IL
312-393-2385
Darshika Chhabra, MD, MPH
Advocate Aurora
4400 W 95th St, Suite 112
Oak Lawn, IL
David Leehey, MD
Hines Va/Loyola Med Ctr
Hines Va
Hines, IL
Deborah Kunzon, APN
25971 Twin Pond Rd
Lake Barrington, IL
Devi Chittineni, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Divya Jain Arwindekar, DO
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
Donald Cronin, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Doug Penrod, RN, CCTC
Northwestern Medicine
676 N St. Clair St.
Ste 1900
Chicago, IL
312-695-0361
dpenrod@nm.org
Edgar Lerma, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2850 W 95th St
Ste 11
Evergreen Park, IL
312-654-2720
Eduardo Cremer, MD
Associates in Nephrology
3000 N. Halsted
Suite 603
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Elyse Fairand, APN
Loyola Medicine
1201 W Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
708-531-7060
elyse.fairand@luhs.org
Farida Migaly, MD
Nani
6307 South Stewart Suite 210
Chicago, IL
Geraldine Zingraf, DNP, RN, CNN, CCTC
Edward Hines, Jr. Va Hospital
5000 S. Fifth Ave
Hines, IL
Harold Bregman, MD
Harold Bregman, MD Sc
622 Dauphine Ave
Northbrook, IL
Ignatius Tang, MD, PharmD
University of Illinois at Chicago
820 South Wood Street
MC 793
Chicago, IL
312-996-6736
iystang@uic.edu
Jawad Munir, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
Jay Koyner, MD
University Of Chicago
5407 S Greenwood Ave
Chicago, IL
Jennifer Ennis, MD
LabCorp/UIC
1720 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL
773-294-6633
ennisj1@labcorp.com
Jim Yao, MD
Associates in Nephrology
314 Ridge Road
Munster, IL
312-654-2720
Joshua Trob, MD
Associates in Nephrology
1272 American Way
Libertyville, IL
847-549-7222
Julia Schneider, MD
Loyola Medicine
2160 S First Ave
Maywood, IL
847-420-9236
juliaschneidermd@gmail.com
Kareen Simpson, MD
Associates in Nephrology
Chicago, IL
773-415-0413
Karen A Griffin, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
Kerim Kaylan, MD, PhD
University Of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Ave. M/C 7082
Chicago, IL
Laura Leffler, RD, CD, LDN
Fresenius
815 West Wise Rd
Schaumburg, IL
Linda Fillicaro, RN, LDN
Fresenius
2601 S Harlem Ave
Berwyn, IL
Linda Freeman, PHARMD, MS
Vifor Pharma
4053 W. 183rd St
Country Club Hills, IL
Lo-Ku Chiang, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Madhav Rao, MD
Associates in Nephrology
3002 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Malgorzata Kochanek, MD
Associates in Nephrology
1550 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL
Manpreet Samra, MD, MBA
Hines Va
505 N Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL
Marco Pagani, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2721 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago, IL
Maria Khan, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
Maria Sobrero, MD
Associates in Nephrology
673 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
312-654-2700
Mark Leischner, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2608 W. Addison
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Mary Alexander, MSW, LCSW
Christ Advocate Hospital
4400 W 95th St Ste 112
Oak Lawn, IL
Mary Hannan, PhD, APRN
UIC
820 S Wood St
Chicago, IL
Matthew Menezes, MD
Associates in Nephrology
1221 Monroe Ave.
River Forest, IL
312-996-6736
Melanie Betz, RD
University Of Chicago Medicine
5841 S Maryland
Chicago, IL
773-702-3630
mbetz@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Meredith Wilk, MPH, RD, CSR, LDN
UI Health
1740 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL
Michael Carew, RN
1902 W 5th Ave
Clear Lake, IA
Michael Donnan, MD
Northwestern
303 E Superior St
Chicago, IL
847-612-1581
m-donnan@northwestern.edu
Michael Gianarakis, BS
St. George's University of London
4862 N Rockwell St
Chicago, IL
872-245-6257
mngianarakis@gmail.com
Michael Rischer, MD, MSPH
UIC
820 S. Wood Street (MC 793)
Chicago, IL
Michelle Zubrycki
One Lambda
3449 N Whipple St
Chicago, IL
Minh Bui, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Ofc 100
Chicago, IL
Mohammad Puri, MD
Associates in Nephrology
Mohammed Faizan, MD
Hasbro Children's Hospital
593 Eddy St
Potter 200.4
Providence, RI
401-444-5672
mfaizan@lifespan.org
Mussie Beraki, MD
Associates in Nephrology
312-654-2700
Nancy Nora, MD
Associates in Nephrology
Neetha Dhananjaya, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Neil Soifer, MD
Lakeside Nephrology
1101 S. Canal Street
Chicago, IL
Nic Hristea, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2555 S. King Dr.
2nd floor
Chicago, IL
Nimeet Brahmbhatt, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2315 E 93rd
Suite 236
Chicago, IL
312-654-2700
Omaima Degani, MD
NANI
1239 Maidstone Drive
Vernon Hills, IL
847-708-2767
odegani@hotmail.com
Patricia Vassallo, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
676 N. St. Clair Avenue
Chicago, IL
773-251-0694
p-vassallo@northwestern.edu
Paul Crawford, MD
Associates in Nephrology
10801 S Western Ave
Ste 201
Chicago, IL
708-952-3040
Ramesh Soundararajan, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 South Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Richard Hong, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2555 S. King Dr.
2nd floor
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Rizwan Moinuddin, MD
Associates in Nephrology
20121 S. Crawford Ave.
Olympia Fields, IL
Ronald Hamburger, MD
502 Burr Oak Place
Hinsdale, IL
Sandeep Mehta, MD
Associates in Nephrology
Sangeet Dhillon-Jhattu, MD
Associates in Nephrology
Satya Ahuja, MD, FACP
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
312-654-2700
Sejal Patel, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
Shalini Patel, MD
Associates in Nephrology
Shubha Ahya, MD
Northwestern Medicine/Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
710 N. Fairbanks Court
Olson 4th Floor Room 500
Chicago, IL
312-926-4880
sahya@northwestern.edu
Sneha Velani, MSN, RN-BC
Anthem
143 Michelle Pl
Schaumburg, IL
Suneel Udani, MD
Nani
911 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
Terence Chiramel, MD, MBA
Vein and Vascular Center, SC
7 N Grant Street
Hinsdale, IL
630-244-2067
drchiramel@gmail.com
Veeda Landeras, MD
Associates in Nephrology
10725 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL
Vijay Rao, MD
Associates in Nephrology
17225 S. Paxton
South Holland, IL
312-654-2700
Vinitha Raghavan, MD
Associates in Nephrology
8725 Aintree Ln
Burr Ridge, IL
312-654-2720
 

find a PAB member near you

how to use the member map

If you are a patient, family member, or NKFI supporter interested in connecting with a Professional Advisory Board member near you, simply use the map below. Here's how it works:

 

  • First, click on the map itself (or tap on it, if you're using a mobile device).

  • Then, simply enter your address or zip code in the search field located in the map's upper left-hand corner.

  • Each PAB member's office is marked on the map with an orange pin.

  • After you've entered your location information, the member closest to you will be marked with a blue pin.

 

Clicking on an individual pin will let you learn more about that member, including details on their healthcare affiliation, location specifics, and contact info.